Author Raven West

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Get OUT of the Publishing Traffic Jam

In the early days of publishing the road to riches was a small highway littered with rejected manuscripts and abandoned dreams. Few who started out on the journey actually made it to the finish line. Many more either crashed and burned, or simply abandoned the trip altogether. For the financially independent, there was the alternate …

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Is Originality Dead in Prime Time Television?

Either I’m watching way too much television, or there really is a severe lack of creativity and originality in the writing world. In one week, there were not one, not two, but three prime time series which had the identical plot. Castle on ABC, Hawaii 5-0 on CBS and Psyche on USA Network all involved …

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If we are all “Slaves of the Internet” – How do we Break Free?

In the October 26, 2013 issue of the New York Times Sunday Review, Tim Kreider wrote a poignant article on the difficulties, if not impossibilities,  of making a living as a writer in this highly competitive, zero pay world of on-line publications. Slaves of the Internet is a wake-up call for anyone who believes that having  a career …

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